Faculty/Staff Profile

Michael J Harrison, PhD

Professor and Chair

Highest Degree University: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department: Earth Sciences
Kittrell Hall (KITT) 303
PO Box: 5062
(931) 372-3751

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EDUCATION

Ph.D., 2002: Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M. S., 1997: Geology, Bowling Green State University, OH

B. S., 1994: Environmental Geology, Kutztown University, PA

 



Publications

 

Hill, J., and Harrison, M., 2012, Terrain modification in Google Earth using SketchUp: An example from the Western Blue Ridge of Tennessee, in Whitmeyer, S.J., Bailey, J.E., De Poar, D.G., and Ornduff, T., eds., Google Earth and Virtual Visualizations in Geoscience Education and Research: Geological Society of America Special Paper 492, p. 253-262.

 

Burmeister, K., Harrison, M., Marshak, S., Ferre, E, Bannister, R, and Kodama, K., 2009, Relationship of AMS and finite-strain orientations to tectonic fabrics in low-strain sandstones of the Appalachian fold-thrust belt: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 31, p. 1028-1038.

 

Harrison, M., Mills, H., and Shoffeitt, S., 2006, Geologic Bedrock and Surficial Map of the Cookeville East Quadrangle, TN. United States Geological Survey: 3 maps and report.

 

Harrison, M. J., 2006, Mesoscopic structures of the Lackawanna synclinorium, Pennsylvania: Implications for the tectonic evolution of the central Appalachians: Northeastern Geology, v. 28, p. 358-367.

 

Harrison, M.J., and Osborne, M., 2005, Brittle deformation and folding of the Tuscarora Sandstone, Wills Mountain anticline, WV: Southeastern Geology, v. 44, p. 19-26.

 

Harrison, M.J., Marshak, S., and McBride, J., 2004, The Lackawanna synclinorium, Pennsylvania: a salt-collapse structure, partially modified by thin-skinned folding: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 116, p. 1499-1514.

 

Harrison, M. J., Marshak, S., and Onasch, C. M., 2004. Stratigraphic control of hot fluids on anthracitization, Lackawanna synclinorium, Pennsylvania: Tectonophysics, v. 378, p. 85-103.

 

Harrison, M. J., Onasch, C. M., 2000. Quantitative assessment of low-temperature deformation mechanisms in a folded quartz arenite, Valley and Ridge Province, WV: Tectonophysics v. 317, 73-91.

  

 

ABSTRACTS
 
 

Hill, J. and Harrison, M., 2012, Modifying the Google Earth terrain using Google SketchUp: The Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, no. 4.

 

Corley, J., Hill, J., and Harrison, M., 2011, Progressive Alleghanian deformation in metasediments along the Unaka Mountain fault, northeastern Tennessee: A case study in using Google Earth for multi-scale structural analysis. The Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, no. 2.

 

Harvey, K., Harrison, M., Cattanach, B., and Bozdog, N., 2010, Alleghanian Dextral Motion along a Recently Identified Shear Zone near Weaverville, NC. The Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 42, no. 1.

 

Burmeister, K., Harrison, M., et al., 2007, Interpreting tectonic fabrics from AMS and normalized Fry measurements in low-strain sandstone of the Appalachian fold-thrust belt. The Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, no. 6.

 

Marshak, S., Harrison, M., and Burmeister, K., 2007, Puzzling interactions between the northern and central segments of the sinuous Appalachian foreland fold-thrust belt in New York and Pennsylvania. The Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, no. 6.

 

Boston, R. and Harrison, M., 2006, AMS Petrofabrics of the Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee: Alleghanian Deformation along the Western Margin of the Appalachian Fold-Thrust Belt. The Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs: p. 187.

 

Shoffeitt, S., Hensley, J., McMillan, C., Harrison, M., and Mills, H., 2005, Geology and fluviokarst features of the Cookeville East, TN quadrangle: An EDMAP contribution to the National Geologic Map Database: Geologic Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, no. 7.

 

Kington, J., Harrison, M., Knox, L, and Mills, H., 2005, The geology of Burgess Falls State Park: Public education in geology: Geologic Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, no. 7.

 

Harrison, M., 2004, Fold-thrust belt structures of the Lackawanna synclinorium: Implications of the tectonic evolution of the central Appalachians: Geologic Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36.

 

Tullis, J., Campbell, P., Czeck, D., Harrison, M., Kopf, C., Ormand, C., Reinan, L. Sussman, A. Torrez, B., and Wojtal, S., 2004, Why and how to include grain-scale deformation mechanisms, microstructures, and rheology in undergraduate structural geology courses: Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36.

           

Osborne, M., Harrison, M., Onasch, C, and Dunne, W., 2003, The influence of primary sedimentary features on fold-hinge development in quartz arenite deformed at low temperature: Geologic Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 35.

 

Onasch, C., Dunne, W., Harrison, M., Nickelsen, R., 2003, The role of fluids in the microstructural evolution of quartz-rich rock during low temperature, fault-related deformation:  Geologic Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 35.

 

Harrison, M. J., et al., 2002. Structural geology and magnetic susceptibility anisotropy of the Lackawanna synclinorium, Pennsylvania: Insight into the formation of an Alleghanian orocline in the central Appalachians: Geologic Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34, no. 6, p. 490.

 

Marshak, S., Macedo, J., Paulsen, T., Wilkerson, S., Harrison, M., Araujo, O., 2002, Field and modeling constraints on the formation of map-view curves in fold-thrust belts: Geologic Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34, no. 6, p. 489.

 

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